Curated research library of TV news clips regarding the NSA, its oversight and privacy issues, 2009-2014

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Primary curation & research: Robin Chin, Internet Archive TV News Researcher; using TV News Archive service.

Speakers

Harry Smith
News Correspondent, Al Jazeera America
ALJAZAM 08/22/2013
Smith: The court's decision can best be described as a partial victory for both sides. David Miranda's lawyers came here hoping to persuade the court that their client had been detained illegally when the police stopped him at Heathrow. They said that they used legislation designed to stop terrorist suspects, not to stop journalists. They said that equipment that had been seized from their client should be returned to their client and the police should be barred from examining the material on that equipment. The equipment included a laptop and some memory sticks. They said it was journalistic material
Harry Smith
News Correspondent, Al Jazeera America
ALJAZAM 08/22/2013
Smith continued: It was confidential and the confidentiality of it should be preserved. However, lawyers for the govt. argued that there were grounds here of national security. They said that as a result of the material they’d already examined they had started a criminal investigation. The judges said the police could hang onto the equipment. They could examine the material but only on grounds of national security.
Harry Smith
News Correspondent, Al Jazeera America
ALJAZAM 08/22/2013
Smith: So the police now have seven days to continue examining the documents that are contained on the seized equipment. The lawyers in court said there were tens of thousands of documents, and they will have seven days to go through that. After that we'll have to come back to the court, persuade the judges they have good ground for suspicion or return the equipment to Mr. Miranda. Judges will then also set a date for a hearing to decide whether or not David Miranda was legally detained when police stopped him at Heathrow airport.
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